Three teams split first-place votes in GCAC Men’s Cross Country Preseason Poll

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NEW ORLEANS, La. – Philander Smith, Xavier (La.) and Edward Waters all received two first-place votes apiece while the Panthers and Gold Rush were picked to finish tied at the top.

XULA has set the pace over the past decade, winning eight championships in ten years and 12 GCAC titles in program history.

While Xavier has been the gold standard, coaches around the league seem to think the field has caught up to the green and gold with Philander Smith and Edward Waters garnering the other nominations to capture the crown.

Philander Smith and Xavier (La.) tied for first with equal second-place votes as well, Edward Waters placed third then Dillard, Rust and Tougaloo followed in succession.
Talladega will not be sponsoring cross country during the 2020 season and was not included in the poll.

GCAC Men’s Cross Country Coaches Poll
Projected Order of Finish (1st Place Votes)

#1 Philander Smith Panthers (2)
#1 Xavier (La.) Gold Rush (2)
#3 Edward Waters Tigers (2)
#4 Dillard Bleu Devils
#5 Rust Bearcats
#6 Tougaloo Bulldogs

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